Books to help heal a Broken Heart
Suffering from a broken heart is not only incredibly painful, it saps your energy and makes you feel grumpy and tearful. There are some excellent books that can help you overcomea heartbreak and make the road to recovery a lot faster and less bumpy! Below are our selection of the top three books that we hand round, when one of us has going through a bad break up.
If you only ever buy one book about heartbreak and how to get over one, then get hold of this one. It's written by Susan Elliott, who's a certified grief counsellor and she clearly knows her subject. The book is well written and easy to read, but most importantly it really does help when going through a break-up. Susan gives great advice, as do many books, but it's the tools/exercises she gives you that really make this such an uplifting and positive experience. If you click on the photo of the book cover on the right, you can read read more of the book and other reviews at Amazon.
Another great book to help you overcome a broken heart. It's written by a psychotherapist who comes across as very empathetic and non judgemental. At the same time, she encourages you to move past your break up, not just with words of encouragement, but with exercises that make you revise your view of the breakup and helping you look forward to the future without your ex. When you're going through a break up, or dealing with the aftermarth of a one, it's hard to imagine that you'll ever be happy and "over" the ex, but this book can help you to get there. Just click on the photo of the book cover on the right, to read more at Amazon and even read some of the book.
In at number 3 on our top 3 list, doesn't mean this book is no good. Far from it. It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken is a very good book, but in my opinion it's probably not quite as good as either of the two above. If you're in your late teens or twenties then it might be for you, but I'd encourage you to read the sample for either 'Getting Past Your Breakup' or 'Breakup Bible' first. I got the feeling that these were a bit more relevant if you're going through a devastating breakup.